If you have a WordPress website, blog, or you just going to create one, remember to install plugins. A plugin is an extension that is installed on a program, enhancing its capabilities. For example, contact forms, pop-ups, video players, cache cleaners and a whole bunch of other features.
The Short.io Plugin is one of the plugins on WordPress . The WP-Short.io Plugin automatically creates short branded links for your WordPress website pages and articles. This simplifies the way of sharing short links to engage visitors to the WordPress website. Moreover, the links automatically appeare on your Short.io link list.
How to Set up Short.io Plugin for Creating Short URLs
There are two ways on how to install the Short.io Plugin to WordPress. Let’s take a look at the instruction below.
The first way implies adding the Plugin via user Menu.
Go to your WordPress Admin Panel.
Click Plugins > Add new.
- Search for Short.io in the search bar.
- Click Install.
- Choose Activate.
- Open Settings.
Now you need to specify the API key and domain. You'll find the API here:https://app.short.io/settings/integrations/api-key
Now publish a test blog post to make sure the Plugin works correctly.
The second method implies downloading the Short.io Plugin to WordPress.
Go to your WP Admin Panel.
Open Plugins > Add new.
- Choose Upload Plugin.
Download a .zip file with the Short.io plugin here:https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-shortcm/
Choose the .zip file from your computer.
- Activate Plugin.
- Open settings.
8.Specify the API key and domain. You'll find the API here:
- Publish a test blog post to make sure the Plugin works correctly.
Watch the video instruction below to make the installation process clear.
What did you learn?
- WordPress Plugins;
- How to use Plugins on WordPress;
- Automatic actions on WordPress;
- Short.io integration;